Below was the view from our booth to Lake Michigan. We had the fountain in the middle, food on the left and beer on the right. THE best location of ALL the 1,900 exhibitors!
The first person I must thank is Wanda Smith (Tim Smith of Memex Automation's wife) who is an Executive Chef and came to the two houses we rented to cook for us. Wanda made AMAZING MEALS! Even though we were spending 12 to 14 hours a day on our feet, I STILL GAINED weight thanks to Wanda's incredible cooking!
It was like this the ENTIRE time. It was amazing the amount of interest that we had in all of hardware and software products.
Above is Whitney Brown of AMT interviewing me for IMTS-TV and she is speaking with David McPhail below.
Here is the video of Dave McPhail and me with Whitney Brown of AMT.
Above we are taking customers and prospects through our Technology Preview of hardware and software products through the end of the year and well into 2015. Everyone was very impressed!
Above is Peter Eelman's IMTS balloon that he purchased that is always at IMTS.
Above is me holding the Oculus Rift.
Above is my getting ready to use the Oculus Rift.
Above is me actually using the Oculus Rift and nearly following over. Interesting technology. It is not quite yet ready for prime time IMHO.
Above is Dave McPhail getting ready to use the Oculus Rift.
Above is Dave McPhail using the Oculus Rift.
Above is me, Joel Neidig of ITAMCO and Dave McPhail. Joel is the Michael Jordan of Manufacturing - a true rock star!
Above is the world's largest 3D printer that was printing an entire car out of carbon fibre at IMTS 2014
Here is Doug Woods, President of AMT, driving it off the platform.
Above is the world's first subtractive/additive machine tool at the DMG Mori-Seiki booth.
Above is me Dave McPhail, Neil Desrosiers of Mazak and Doug Woods President of AMT in front of the MTConnect booth at Mazak where they were also showing our MERLIN product.
Above is the key slide on one of the products that we were showing in the Okuma booth - our DNC product using Okuma's THINC API. Brian Sides gave us a an area where we could show off our close relationship with Okuma. It was great for us to be in the Okuma booth! We also showed off our MERLIN product as well.
On Saturday afternoon (the last day of show) things slow down so Dave McPhail took advantage of the the slow down to checkout out some of the cool stuff at IMTS 2014.
Above is a Fanuc robot moving a car frame around like it was 3 pounds.
It was very cool that Kalesh, Asim and Ian of the MTInsight stopped by our booth. The MTInsight guys are kicking butt and taking names with the best customized business intelligence platform on planet earth.
Above is a Fanuc robot welding a car
Above and below is a robot with vision playing blackjack against the attendees.
IMTS 2014 was record breaking and could NOT have gone any better for Memex Automation!